OK, so I send the story off and I'm thinking, "What could possibly go wrong now?" as I pat myself smugly on the back... ... ...
A lot, that's what.
The next day I received this polite but alarmigly cryptic message from the guy in charge.
"My assistant editor has read through your story and has a minor problem. The version you sent us still seems like the work in progress, has all the red and blue deletions and the like. "
Because I'm about as proficient on Word as I am at Astro-Physics, I managed to send the document off without accepting the edits.
So all the lines and boxes that appear while editing WERE STILL THERE !!!
How embarrassing is that then?
If this story is accepted, then it's one in the eye for those who claim that editors and publishers have no soul, lol.
The covering letter actually read,
Dear blah blah,
So, embarrassing, here is my third attempt at submitting my story,
"The Ides of March" for your Vampyre Anthology.
I am so disappointed in myself... :-(
As you were.